Morris Louis was one of the first adepts of Color Field painting, characterized by large fields of flat, solid color spread across or stained into the canvas creating areas of unbroken surface and a flat picture plane. In color field painting “color” becomes the subject in itself. The style emerged in New York in the 40’s and 50’s. Morris was active not far from there, in Washington D.C. and co-formed the Washington Color School, a movement centered around Color Field painting.
The work “Gamma gamma” is on display in – in my opinion – the most beautiful room of Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf, Germany. I could have spent a lot more time there…
👨🎨 Morris Louis (1912-1962)
🖼️ Gamma Gamma (1959-1960)
🏛️ Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen – K20
🎟️ Permanent collection